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|Died||19 October 2000
|Other names||Charlie Perkins, Kumantjayi Perkins|
|Education||Bachelor of Arts|
|Alma mater||University of Sydney|
|Known for||Activism, Public Service, Sport|
|Children||Hetti, Rachel and Adam|
Charles Nelson Perkins AO, commonly known as Charlie Perkins (16 June 1936 – 19 October 2000), was an Australian Aboriginal activist, soccer player and administrator. He was the first Indigenous Australian man to graduate tertiary education, and is known for his instigation and organisation of the 1965 Freedom Ride and his key role in advocating for a "yes" vote in the Australian referendum, 1967 (Aboriginals). He had a long career as a public servant.
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